Sunday, April 5, 2009

Zombie Darcy

Many of you by now should know about the version of Pride and Prejudice with zombies. There's a very good piece in The Times about it. Only, opening with "So brazen a perversion of the opening lines of Pride and Prejudice, one of Britain’s best-loved novels, will doubtless give Jane Austen fans more than a touch of the vapours" is a little predictable. Many, many Jane Austen fans are only having the vapours out of amusement and anticipation. Not that I, personally, am a horror or zombie fan, but Lizzie as a ninja zombie killer? That's diverting.

Of course, the problem is that some see this as somehow devaluing Jane Austen. I actually think Jane Austen can survive.

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